In Sydney, you practically don't have to look for Instagrammable spots – they'll find you wherever you step your foot! If it's for a #filterfree summer selfie, hit the dazzling beaches, or if it's to satisfy your foodie soul, visit one of Sydney's many cafes and restaurants and take your pick from the menu. Put on your comfy sneakers and head to the following hoods for your next trigger-happy excursion that will launch you straight to Instagram stardom!
Time-travel in the Rocks With the view of the Harbour Bridge, one of the city's most beloved icons, and a historic essence cloaked in the beauty of modern times throughout the neighbourhood, you won't lack inspiration for an Insta-image. Craving for a refreshment? Stop by some of the oldest Australian pubs for a taste of their craft beers. For instance, the Australian Heritage Hotel is home to over 100 Aussie craft beers, and you can try their famous kangaroo and emu pizza – wouldn't that be a comment-teaser!
Check out the Ken Done Gallery for a taste of original Sydney art, or visit the local markets where the hand-made goodies and unique souvenirs will easily steal half of your Instagram feed for the next few days!
Enchanted at the Uni
This Hogwarts for muggles is enough to keep your camera occupied for hours on end. The University of Sydney is an architectural marvel that will leave you in awe, starting from its 19th-century sandstone Quad, all the way to the graffiti tunnel. No matter what time of the year you visit it, its changing palette will always offer a spectacle of shades hiding in the view from the Victoria Park Bridge.
If you're more a fan of the sleek and modern shapes, then don't miss out on the state-of-the-art Law Building and the Charles Perkins Centre with its crisp white stairs with a vibe of the Fifth Element to it.
Mingle with celebs at Potts Point As one of the oldest and classiest hood of Sydney, Potts Point has a charming spirit that will treat you to an exquisite local experience. The Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf will give you a whiff of the upscale life, and lounging in the embrace of greenery in The Butler Potts Point will have you torn – should you capture the interspersed sunlight and the nature-inspired ambiance first, or the Grape Escape strawberry-infused cocktail you've just been served?
A single glimpse at the Fitzroy Gardens and the Alamein Fountain will let you soak in the moment to the fullest and try to commemorate at least a single moment in this monument's life. For an elevated panorama image, rush up the McElhone Stairs to the very top of Potts for a dazzling skyline view.
Sunny Sundays on Cockatoo island It's not just a historic site, but also a UNESCO-listed heritage spot worthy of an entire Sunday of strolls, sunbathing, volleyball and good old barbecue. If you want to try the authentic life of a Sydneysider, ending your weekend on Cockatoo Island should be your next goal. Even the ferry ride will be inspiring for a few breezy selfies, while the Australian Artisan Cheese and Wine experience is perfect for a first-time visitor to get introduced to the local delicacies known all over the globe.
The Haunted History night tours are for the bravest among you, while the daytime guided tours of the Convict Precinct are a perfect way to get to know your Aussie hosts' culture.
Barefoot at Bondi Many Insta-images of sandy, jewellery-embellished feet has been made on this pearl-white shore, the ideal hotspot for locals and tourists alike, mingling and enjoying the warm ocean waves. Pop by breakfast venues such as Earth Food Store, where you can treat yourself to an omelette to remember, and an Instagram photo that will stir every single one of your followers' appetite.
No Bondi excursion can go without a visit to the Bondi Iceberg pool proudly perched above the ocean and for fashionistas among you, the dramatic backdrop of Bondi will become your number one lookbook base.